As I wrote before I can't wait to have my car drive me where I want to go. What a relief that will be. --- Thinking about it, it may be too much relief. Once the drudgery of long distance driving is taken out of the equation, I am happy to drive even further.
Birthday party by my buddy in Seattle this Saturday? No problem. Friday night hop in my robocar and arrive Saturday morning relative well rested, can even help him with the preperations, party all night, hang out on Sunday and drive back through the night again. Perfect.
Similar with commuting. Everyone having a car enabled the urban sprawl, created Suburbia. Robocars will make it possible to live even further away from your place of work.
We better step on the gas pedal regarding renewable energy.
It is going to be an interesting discussion at the Transportation Future Salon on Friday the 16th of January 2009.